This Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie Recipe Will Make Your Baking Dreams Come True

Updated: Feb. 18, 2024

Plan on baking for a potluck in the near future? This stunning cinnamon swirl apple pie recipe will have everyone talking... and going back to the dessert table for seconds.

What’s more all-American than a slice of warm apple pie? Well, get ready to meet the mash-up of the century! This delectable cinnamon swirl apple pie recipe has a crust made of cinnamon roll dough, irresistible homemade apple filling and a tasty topping. Are you drooling yet?

It’s no secret that we love a good pie (we’ve even rounded up our faves!) so we’re going to show you how to make this decadent dessert.

How to Make Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie


For the Crust:

  • 1 tube (12.4 ounces) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing

For the Filling:

  • 5 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (Learn how to juice lemons easily.)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the Topping:

  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter


Step 1: Prepare the crust

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Then, open the package of cinnamon rolls and place the icing back in the refrigerator. Carefully separate the perforated cinnamon roll dough. Firmly (but gently) press the dough onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes.

Remove the crust and let it cool on a wire rack. Reduce your oven temperature to 350°F.

Step 2: Assemble the filling

In a large bowl, thoroughly coat the apple slices with lemon juice. In another bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the mixture to the apples and toss to coat. Pour the filling into your prepared crust. Be on the lookout for any of these classic pie mistakes!

Step 3: Make the topping

In a small bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle the topping over the filling.

Step 4: Time to bake

Bake the pie for 40-45 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the topping is golden brown. Carefully cover the top loosely with foil during the last 15 minutes if needed to prevent over-browning. Remove the pie from the oven and carefully remove the foil. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 5: Ice and serve

Just before serving, place the reserved icing in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, for 10 seconds or until softened. Drizzle the icing over your pie and enjoy!

Serve à la mode—that is, with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream—for an extra sweet, extra cool treat.

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